disabled people

  • December 20, 2014

    The Work and Pensions Committee has called for funding and training improvements for Access to Work, helping disabled people into employment.

  • December 2, 2014

    Asked to review a Citizens’s Advice Bureau (CAB) report on how Universal Credit will affect disabled people, I did not expect to find it encouraging. But what the report reveals was even worse than I feared. You can read the full review on the Think Tank Review website, but here is just a flavour of what Universal Credit will mean for some disabled people.

  • October 24, 2014
  • October 16, 2014

    Inclusion Scotland has joined the demand for a senior government minister to resign over demeaning comments about disabled workers.

  • July 18, 2014

    Welfare, education and the NHS are all being hit by the same cuts, driven, not by a desire to improve the national debt (which is now significantly worse than 2010), says Virginia Moffatt, but by a poisonous ideology that private profit must come before common good. "So I decided that the time had come to move somewhere, where I can be in a position to challenge that ideology. I have joined Ekklesia as the new Chief Operating Officer, because I can see what an important role a think-tank linking good quality research and ideas to civic action, political change and a positive role for churches and other NGOs can play in influencing mainstream politics. That is what I want to be part of."

  • April 16, 2014

    Disabled people in Scotland will gain from a new Independent Living Fund, says Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

  • April 10, 2014

    One of Britain's leading academic and policy experts on poverty and disadvantage, and how to combat them, has commended the new Spartacus Network Report, Beyond the Barriers which was produced wholly by disabled and sick people, and co-published by Ekklesia yesterday (9 April 2014).

  • April 10, 2014

    A church relief agency is calling on the UK government to ensure that people with disabilities are at the heart of their international development programmes.

  • April 9, 2014

    A key new report highlights the failure of the government's employment support and sanctions system for disabled people and spells out the alternative approach.

  • April 9, 2014

    This new report Beyond the Barriers: Employment Support Allowance, the Work Programme and recommendations for a new system of support, released by the Spartacus Network and co-published by Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform today, demonstrates that the policy status quo presents an unforgiving environment for thousands of disabled people across the UK, says its stinging conclusion.